Laser Tattoo Removal FAQs

Laser tattoo removal is the only proven, effective, non-surgical method to remove a tattoo. For the 50% of people who have tattoos they no longer want, it is the safest, fastest, most convenient treatment option available.

Our FAQs are presented to help educate potential clients about every aspect of the treatment. When you schedule a session with Dr. Cummins, you’ll have a chance to ask any additional questions you may have.

Most of our clients seeking tattoo removal bring with them plenty of questions, such as “does it hurt”, “how long will it take”, and “how much will it cost?” Below, we hope you find the answers to your questions, but if you still have concerns we encourage you to contact us by phone or our contact form. We also offer a free tattoo removal consultation where we can walk you through the treatment plan.

How does tattoo removal work?

Laser tattoo removal utilizes your body’s natural immune processes to remove tattoo ink from your skin. During the treatment, the laser’s energy is absorbed by the tattoo ink particles, which shatter into tiny fragments. The body then flushes way the fragments over time following each treatment. Over a series of sessions, the tattoo is faded more and more until it is completely erased.

Am I a candidate for tattoo removal?

Most people are candidates for tattoo removal! Tattoo removal works on black and colorful tattoos alike, plus is safe for all skin types. Patients that have sun sensitivity due to medication, are pregnant or breastfeeding, or are chronically ill should wait to receive treatment until after their condition has changed.

How many treatments will I need?

Most patients need five to ten treatments to see complete removal. Patients with faded or homemade tattoos may need fewer sessions – people with extremely dark tribal tattoos may need more. The number of treatments a patient needs depends on the age of the tattoo, the density of ink in the skin, the colors of ink, the location of the tattoo on the body, and the overall health of the patient. Louisville Tattoo Removal has the most advanced tattoo removal technology in the area to remove your tattoo in a minimum number of treatments.

How much will it cost?

Louisville Tattoo Removal is proud to offer advanced Duality laser tattoo removal treatments at competitive pricing. Treatment starts at $100/session, and our pricing is based on the size of your tattoo. For more precise pricing information, schedule a Free Consultation using the form below.

Who will perform my treatment?

All laser treatments at Louisville Tattoo Removal are performed by board-certified plastic surgeon  Dr. Cummins. You can feel confident knowing that your tattoo is being treated by a physician with over thirty years of experience in the aesthetics field.

What should I expect at my consultation?

At your consultation, Dr. Cummins will assess your tattoo, provide a treatment schedule, and answer any of your questions about the procedure. If you’d like to start treatment during the same appointment, we can fit you in immediately. During the procedure and after skin cooling, you’ll feel a snapping of the laser across your tattoo – most patients find it comparable to the sensation of getting the tattoo applied. The treatment only takes a few minutes to complete – it’s exceptionally fast.

Why should I choose Louisville Tattoo Removal?

Louisville Tattoo Removal is Louisville’s leader in tattoo removal because we are the area’s only specialists in this specific procedure. Instead of tattoo removal just being an afterthought, it’s our specialty. We provide an expert level of care – all treatments are performed by plastic surgeon and certified laser specialist Dr. Cummins ­­– plus use the latest in tattoo removal technology. We proudly use the innovative Duality laser to help remove your tattoo in fewer sessions, and we provide an added element of cold air skin numbing for the treatment area to create a more pleasant,  pain-free tattoo removal experience. With a focus on tattoo removal, expert care, and state-of-the-art technology, Louisville Tattoo Removal is dedicated to providing a superior tattoo removal experience for our patients.